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dub 1

tr.v. dubbed, dub·bing, dubs
1. To tap lightly on the shoulder by way of conferring knighthood.
2. To honor with a new title or description.
3. To give a name to facetiously or playfully; nickname.
4. To strike, cut, or rub (timber or leather, for example) so as to make even or smooth.
5. To dress (a fowl).
6. To execute (a golf stroke, for example) poorly.
An awkward person or player; a bungler.

[Middle English dubben, from Old English dubbian, perhaps from Old French aduber.]

dub 2

v. dubbed, dub·bing, dubs
1. To thrust at; poke.
2. To beat (a drum).
1. To make a thrust.
2. To beat on a drum.
1. The act of dubbing.
2. A drumbeat.

[Perhaps from Low German dubben, to hit, strike.]

dub 3

tr.v. dubbed, dub·bing, dubs
a. To transfer (recorded material) onto a new recording medium.
b. To copy (a record or tape).
2. To insert a new soundtrack, often a synchronized translation of the original dialogue, into (a film).
3. To add (sound) into a film or tape: dub in strings behind the vocal.
1. The new sounds added by dubbing.
2. A dubbed copy of a tape or record.
3. A mostly instrumental style of music originating in Jamaica, produced by remixing existing recordings to emphasize drum and bass rhythms and adding audio effects.

[Short for double.]

dub′ber n.

dub 4

n. Scots
A puddle or small pool.

[Origin unknown.]
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a person who dubs
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n (Film) → Synchronsprecher(in) m(f)
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